Welcome!

Welcome to An American Songline! I’m Cecelia Otto (known to one and all as Cece), 21st-century vaudeville singer and creator of this project.

In 2013, I traveled the Lincoln Highway on its 100th anniversary to create a singing travelogue, performing 30 concerts along the route from one end of the country to the other. These performances were made up of songs about the highway from the past, or songs that were sung in concert halls from that era. I lived in and around the highway as I made my way across the country. I am now in the process of writing about the journey, as well as writing new music about the Lincoln Highway.

An American Songline will thus be both a book and a CD about my journey across the country.

Please read my blog posts detailing my journey, and check out my Audio & Video page for clips from my concerts. Lastly, visit my Bookings page if you’d like me to perform in your community. I look forward to hearing from you soon, or seeing you on the road!

— Cece

Professional Artistic Journeywoman